• Prof. Eugene Kontorovich

    Prof. Eugene Kontorovich

    Prof. Eugene Kontorovich teaches at Northwestern University School of Law, and specializes in international and constitutional law.

    He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago, where he also taught for two years. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has been honored with a residential fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study's School of Social Science in Princeton, New Jersey, and the Bator Award from the Federalist Society. His scholarship has been cited in many judicial opinions in the U.S.

    He has been a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University and Bar Illan law faculties, and is currently a Lady Davis Visiting Professor at Hebrew University. Each summer he teaches a course on constitutional law at the Northwestern-Tel Aviv joint graduate law program.

    His interests at Kohelet include the territorial issues involving Israel; international criminal law; and judicial reform.

  • Prof. Avi Bell

    Prof. Avi Bell

    Professor Avi Bell is a member of the Faculty of Law at Bar Ilan University and the University of San Diego School of Law, and he serves as a Senior Fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum.

    His fields of academic research include property and intellectual property law, international law, land use law, the laws of war, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    Professor Bell is considered one of the leading researchers in Israel in the field of economic analysis of law, and he is a member of the Israeli Law & Economics Association as well as the American Law & Economics Association. Professor Bell has delivered papers at the annual conferences of these Associations as well as the International Society for New Institutional Economics. His papers have been published in leading law journals including Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review and Columbia Law Review.

    Bell received his BA and JD from the University of Chicago and his doctorate from Harvard University. He has served as a visiting professor at the law schools of Fordham University and the University of Connecticut. He was director of the Global Law Forum at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs during 2008-2009.